High court avoids larger ruling on university's affirmative action admissions policy

The Supreme Court side-stepped a sweeping decision on the use of race-conscious school admission policies, ruling Monday on the criteria at the University of Texas and whether it violates the equal protection rights of some white applicants.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

"Good morning. 'F*****g punks, these a**holes all get away.'"

Justices to rule on Obama recess appointments

President Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency-- made without Senate confirmation-- will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

5 things to know about marijuana in the U.S.

There appears to be a shift in the United States in favor of relaxing marijuana laws. Making pot legal, supporters say, can simultaneously provide relief for the sick and poke a hole in the operations of drug cartels.

5-year-old girl in New Orleans dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head.

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

 A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

Wallenda walks fine line high above river gorge

His high-wire walk didn't start well. Perched on a 2-inch-thick metal cable, 1,500 feet in the air, daredevil Nik Wallenda spat on his hands and wiped the soles of his moccasins.

Shreveport Police seek whereabouts of missing man

Shreveport Police need your assistance to locate a missing man who has not been seen or heard from since Saturday afternoon.

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Bossier City man arrested for stabbing brother with a roofing knife

A Bossier City man is behind bars after stabbing his brother. Bossier City Police were called this morning for a man who had stabbed his brother with a roofing knife during an altercation.